Doulas

Doula Registration Form | Doula Invoice | Travel Form – Please review the information below.

Doulas contribute to empowering birthing parents to feel more in control and secure about their birth experience, which promotes a stronger bond between parent(s) and newborn. Doula support can improve health outcomes for Indigenous families by bringing the birthing process closer to home.

In order to support Indigenous families through the DAFGP, doulas must:

  1. Submit completed Doula Registration Form and allow up to two (2) weeks for processing and approval.
  2. Submit completed Family Registration Form and allow up to two (2) weeks for processing and approval.
  3. Submit one invoice per pregnancy within two (2) weeks of completing service.
Doula Registration Requirements

REQUIRED
– Copy of Birth doula training certificate and/or Copy of Post-partum doula training certificate
– Copy of DSA Web Referral List membership and/or Copy of DONA International Certification

ADDITIONAL
– Copy of “other” certificates (breast feeding training, infant CPR, etc.)
– Copy of cultural safety training certification

*New* Travel Grants

The DAFGP provides travel grants in order to increase access to doula services to Indigenous families. Funding for travel is based on a first come, first served policy until program dollars are fully disbursed.

Travel grants are available for doulas to:

a) Accompany a client giving birth in a hospital or home birth accompanied by a Midwife
b) Provide prenatal and postpartum visits to a client (coverage for ground travel only)
c) Attend doula trainings

To apply for the travel grant, doulas are required to submit a travel estimate and a short rationale for your request. The BCAAFC must pre-authorize all travel, otherwise expenses will not be covered.

Doulas will be required to submit a travel claim confirming expenses (which may differ slightly from the estimate) with supporting receipts attached within 30 days from the date of return.

To submit your Travel Form or more information:
Doula Program Coordinator
(250) 388-5522 ext. 201
doulaprogram@bcaafc.com